Storytime

Storytime

Tales of Hollywood, Acting, Networking and other stories that share lessons, laughs and knowledge to help you in your career. Come here and just hit play when you need a little light humor to remind you that you're not alone :)

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  • Storytime: The One About Nancy Giles

    John Frank Levey, Casting Director C.S.A
    Emmy Winner | E.R., The West Wing, Shameless

  • Storytime: The One About Aaron Sorkin

    with Bonnie Zane, CSA
    Emmy Nominated Casting Director | Suits, Mad About You

  • Storytime: The One About Rob Lowe, Tom Cruise & Johnny Depp

    Victoria Burrows, Casting Director C.S.A
    King Kong, The Lovely Bones, the Lord of the Rings trilogy

    Who Victoria Burrows cast in her career?
    Does Victoria Burrows have any funny stories from her career?
    What famous people has Victoria Burrows launched in her career?

  • Storytime: The One About Casting Will Arnett

    Deborah Barylski, Casting Director C.S.A

    Deb Barylski is available for online coaching. She works on a sliding scale/pay what you can basis.(Perhaps a suggested minimum is US$50/50 minutes?) She can be reached at [email protected]

  • Storytime: The One About The Whole Self System Client

    with Tanny Jiraprapasuki, Mindful Coach & Practitioner, Co-Founder of Whole Self Systems
    https://www.wholeselfsystems.com/

  • Storytime: The One About The Joy Of The Career

    Kerry Barden, Casting Director C.S.A
    Emmy nominated Casting Director (The Help, Spotlight, Dallas Buyers Club)

  • Storytime: The One About The Client

    with Chris Roe, Manager | Director | Producer
    https://teatimeproductions.net

  • Storytime: The One About The Boy From Iowa

    with Chris Roe, Manager | Director | Producer
    https://teatimeproductions.net

  • Storytime: The One About Scooter Braun & Kanye

    With Ryan Walker, CEO, TSMA Consulting
    www.TSMAConsulting.com

    How important is Instagram?
    Why is Instagram so important?
    Should I put more effort into my instagram?
    Can I lose a job over a bad instagram?

  • Storytime: The One About Shooting In Cantonese

    Anthony Brandon Wong, Award-Winning Actor & Acting Teacher

    Should I learn Cantonese for my acting career?
    How do I master cantonese for acting?
    Is cantonese hard to learn?
    Should I stress about second languages as an actor?
    Can I ever master another language as an actor?

  • Storytime: The One About Diversifying Your Skillset

    Why is diversifying important?
    Should I expand my skill set?
    Will moving into other areas of the industry helpful to me as an actor?

  • Storytime: The One About Halle Berry

    Have you ever had a famous actor give you advice?
    Anyone famous ever give you advice?
    Is there any advice you have been given from a famous actor that has helped you in your career?

  • Kym Jackson: The One About Coming To America

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    How did you get to America?
    What was your journey to America?
    How did you come to find yourself in th...

  • Storytime: The One About The Russian Role

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    What do I do if my lines get cut?
    How can I keep my mindset on track in an intimidating waiting room?...

  • Storytime: The One About Overcoming Networking Nerves

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    Should I go to film festivals to network?
    Should I be networking at festivals?
    Are festivals helpful ...

  • Storytime: The One About Actor Marketing

    w/ Ryan Basham, Award Winning Producer, Master Coach, & Branding Expert
    https://www.ryanbasham.com

    Can I be too aggressive with marketing?
    How many times can I do drop offs at casting?
    Can I be annoying to casting with my marketing?
    Will I annoy casting if I market too aggressively?
    Is there a d...

  • Storytime: The One About Casting Type

    With Blair Hickey & Brian Wold, Founders of CastingAbout
    www.CastingAbout.com

    Is being type cast helpful?
    How can I become a reliable actor for casting?
    Why do I keep getting brought in for the same types of roles?

  • Storytime: The One About Building Relationships Through Research

    With Blair Hickey & Brian Wold, Founders of CastingAbout
    www.CastingAbout.com

    How can I build relationships with casting?
    How do I build relationships with directors?
    Should I research people before connecting with them?
    How does researching people help me in the industry?

  • Storytime: The One About The Blind Submission

    With Blair Hickey & Brian Wold, Founders of CastingAbout
    www.CastingAbout.com

    Should I research casting directors before contacting them?
    How should I connect with casting directors?
    How can I personalize my correspondence with casting?
    Can I send blind submissions to casting?

  • Storytime: The One About Connecting With The Casting Director

    With Ajarae Coleman, Working Actor, Master Coach, Founder of Acting Resource Guru.
    www.ActingResourceGuru.com

    Is it good to be a reader at a casting office?
    Does it look bad to reach out to casting about certain projects?
    How can I connect with a casting director?
    How do you network with a casti...

  • Storytime: The One About Managing Perfectionism

    With Ajarae Coleman, Working Actor, Master Coach, Founder of Acting Resource Guru.
    www.ActingResourceGuru.com

    Do hard workers get rewarded in acting?
    Is perfectionism a bad thing in acting?
    Am I took focused on acting?
    Am I too amped up about the industry?
    Am I too head driven in my acting caree...

  • Storytime: The One About Looking For A New Agent

    With Ajarae Coleman, Working Actor, Master Coach, Founder of Acting Resource Guru.
    www.ActingResourceGuru.com

    What do I do when I feel like I'm not getting anywhere?
    How long should I put into my career before I give up?
    How can I work around the regular path of acting?

  • Storytime: The One About Becoming Aussie

    with Amy Walker, Working Actor | Founder, CEO of 21Accents.com
    www.21Accents.com
    http://youtube.com/amiablewalker

    How do I learn an australian accent?
    Is the Australian accent hard?
    How can I learn an australian accent?
    Should I immerse myself in a country's accent?

  • Storytime: The One About The New York Accent

    with Amy Walker, Working Actor | Founder, CEO of 21Accents.com
    www.21Accents.com
    http://youtube.com/amiablewalker

    Should I immerse myself in the country's accent?
    Will people be offended if I copy their accents?
    Will people find me deceitful if I use their accent?